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Keeping Spike tape down...
« on: Mar 05, 2007, 05:06 pm »
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I've just started rehearsals for Into the Woods.  Myself and my ASM's taped the floor and two days later it is being torn up like crazy.  It is a tile floor and there are 2-4 acting classes in there during the day and then us in there at night.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to get more life out of my spike tape.  I thought about dance tape, but was told that it would be hard to get up six weeks later.  Any help would be great.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2007, 05:08 pm »
After you put down your spike tape and you're 100% sure that's where it's going to live, cover it with clear tape on top. I don't know if it'll hold as well on tile but it's worth a shot.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2007, 05:15 pm »
Yes, but will the packing tape come up easily?  Will it leave a residue behind?

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2007, 05:23 pm »
Yes, but will the packing tape come up easily?  Will it leave a residue behind?

Probably not and no...

Sometimes, it's just got be done.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2007, 08:03 am »
You can also use Gel Tape (aka J-Lar, sometimes called clear Marley tape though it's not really Marley). This is probably the best stuff, but it isn't cheap.
Get it from BMI Supply - www.bmisupply.com

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2007, 11:29 pm »
I do clear duct tape sometimes, and I also use clear packing tape.  Clear packing tape has a tendency to come up, especially if you are doing a show with a lot of dancing, but it's good for shows that don't involve a ton of choreography or a huge cast.
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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2007, 03:34 pm »
I use clear packing tape, fold a corner so it's easier to remove, then pull it off at an angle. Usually I'm lucky and it pulls the spike tape up with it. The problem with it is it sometimes leaves a bit of discoloration on marley, for whatever reason.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #8 on: Apr 10, 2007, 10:55 am »
clear duct tape over and/or staple gun the glo/spike tape in place
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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #9 on: Apr 10, 2007, 12:06 pm »
clear duct tape over and/or staple gun the glo/spike tape in place

I wouldn't recommend stapling a tile floor!!
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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #10 on: Apr 10, 2007, 02:08 pm »
oh yeah i guess no staples on a tile floor, didnt see that part, but regular stage floors are so staple friendly
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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #11 on: Apr 11, 2007, 12:19 am »
All of my glo-tape gets stapled down, with the longest staples I can find. And then it gets covered in clear packing tape, just for safe keeping.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #12 on: Apr 11, 2007, 08:31 am »
Be careful with packing tape, and marley tape -- its very slick! Make sure the actors know it's there.
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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #13 on: Apr 11, 2007, 08:55 am »
All of my glo-tape gets stapled down, with the longest staples I can find.

Some places are analy retentive about their floors - make sure you check before putting staples in them.

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Re: Keeping Spike tape down...
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 02:48 pm »
Clear packing tape works well, I've never had a problem with it.

 

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